• 06 July 2022
Known for some of the most luxe and elegant-looking sex toys in the world, LELO’s devices never disappoint. And in this 5-minute read, we’re asking one of their resident ‘sexperts’ your most pressing questions about self-pleasure, how to introduce toys into a relationship, and all the ways you can reach an orgasm.
So whether you’re after a little nudge in the right direction or need a beginner's guide to sex toys, read on to uncover the answers to the most-asked sex toy questions.
I want to start exploring self-pleasure, but I don’t know where to begin?
The world of sexual pleasure is all about getting to know your body, by experimenting and most importantly – having fun along the way. If you’re looking to buy your first sex toy, it’s best to familiarise yourself with all the options available to you.
When you masturbate or when a partner pleasures you, what type of stimulation do you crave? Clitoral, G-spot, anal play? Research toys that target those areas. Look to sex toys for beginners like LELO SONA 2 Cruise, which delivers pulses of sonic waves and vibrations for touch-free clitoral orgasms. Or LELO GIGI and LELO Billy 2 that massage internally to bring you to climax.
In the beginning, it’s all about finding what’s right for you and your body, so if one toy doesn’t work for you or feel right, that’s okay. Try a different-sized toy, one with stronger or weaker vibrations, or one that delivers a different sensation.
I’ve been in a relationship for 3 years and want to spice things up in the bedroom. How do I introduce sex toys to my partner?
Like all things sex, openness and honesty are essential in getting your point across.
Communicate your desires, but don’t forget to listen to your partner’s as well. Sex toys will enrich your lovemaking, but only if both of you are on the same page.
If you already have a toy you love, great – ask your partner if you can show them how to use it on you. And if you don’t already have a toy, then it’s time to get shopping.
LELO TOR 2 enhances the pleasure for both partners. This soft silicone cock ring slides onto the penis shaft and increases blood flow for stronger sensations, while vibrating against the vulva to tease during penetrative sex.
Or try the brand’s remote-controlled toy, LELO TIANI 3, which allows you to control the intensity at the flick of a button. Vulva owners insert one arm inside, which powerfully vibrates and pleasures the penis during penetrative sex, all while the outer arm massages the clitoris.
I struggle to reach orgasm through penetration alone, would using a sex toy help?
Firstly, know that you’re not alone. Penetration-only orgasms aren’t actually that common. A 2017 study found that only 18% of women could orgasm from penetration alone. And 37% said they needed clitoral stimulation to reach the big ‘O’.
Instead, try focusing on the things that do help you come. That might be clitoral stimulation alone, or coupled with penetrative sex. When it comes to solo play, double your pleasure with LELO ENIGMA. This uniquely-shaped toy uses pulses of air to tease your clit, while a rumbling arm hits your G-spot.
And with LELO SORAYA 2, you’re in for a real treat. This rabbit vibrator has been designed to adapt to the female anatomy, meaning more orgasms for every body. A broad, thick internal massager delivers pulse-pounding G-spot sensations, and a flexible outer arm perfectly fits over your clitoris.
Should I use lube? And do you have any advice on what’s best?
Lube is a sensual sexual wellness product that we recommend to everyone using a sex toy. Every tickle, stroke and vibration feels better with it. Choose a water-based lube, like Vush Feelin' Myself Intimate Gel, for use with medical-grade silicone toys to ensure they don’t degrade over time.
And look out for lubes that are alcohol-free and fragrance-free, as these will be kinder to sensitive skin. Just be sure to clean your toys with warm water or a toy cleaner once you’re finished.
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